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Great Families of Britain


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A new series of radio portraits by ALISON PLOWDEN 1:The Russells of WobnrnIntroduced by John Julius Norwich
"First Earl of Bedford
^Other excerpts from chronicles, letters and journals read by GEOFFREY BANKS . PETER BELL , KEITH CLIFFORD. RUSSELL DIXON , VALERIE GEORGESON , DAVID MAHLOWE , ANN RYE
The programme includes an interview with the MarquessofTavistock . Music composed by RICHARD HARVEY Theme by NIGEL HESS Producer
Bnc Manchester


Introduced By: John Julius Norwich
Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Read By: Peter Bell
Read By: Keith Clifford.
Read By: Russell Dixon
Read By: Valerie Georgeson
Read By: David Mahlowe
Read By: Ann Rye
Composed By: Richard Harvey
Unknown: Nigel Hess
Unknown: Trevor Hill4
cas John Russell,: Christopher Neame
Henry VIII: Geoffrey Wheeler
Lord William Russell: Clive Francis

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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